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Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
of cash. he was very confident pentagon ab -- confident being able to self-fund the transformation and key to whether they attract new customers. as far as comp sales issues, he is coming up against significantly softer comps this year and you may see growth. antidotally we heard their holiday period was pretty good and were able to attract new customers and get some traction. >> finally, stacy, i wouldn't call it a potshot but a shot across the bow the shorts saying investors these days try to make money in what he called short artificial ways. deserved or not? >> i think that's -- that's the environment. there will be short term investors looking at this stock. he wants us to focus on long term. the short term reality is comps are down 30 something percent probably this quarter. the short term is what we have to look at. >> fascinating stuff today. thank you very much for your insight. we'll talk to you later. let's get back to headquarters and the halftime. >>> carl thank you very much. we go to the halftime show. the dow is down a point. one market watcher says the s&p will drop 200 po
Feb 5, 2013 3:00pm EST
ahead. >> here's the big challenges for apple. the pentagon chael challenge for a s&l that it's a really great wonderful product that's changed the world but ipad, it growth is not enough to make up for the slowing saturation of the smartphone market that -- that is happening because the iphone is being adopted and the rich people already have these things. you know, the ipad is a great product, but it's been so great, it hasn't been able to sort of do what the iphone has done. the iphone is a once in a lifetime product that was wonderful for apple's profit margins and we're just not going to see the likes of it again any time soon. >> not to pile on, colleen. you have to admit buzz is not there for apple and when you look at the stock price, it's down sharply from those highs last september when ironically they had just introduced the new iphone, so, you know -- it's a nice ipad, but where's the buzz for apple these days, colleen? >> listen, i agree, apple need to do a lot more to get this stock back, but the buzz isn't there because this is an enterprise story. this is a business story
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
the pentagon to allocate the cuts in their best judgment rather than forcing certain cuts on them. that would be one helpful thing, but i think the bargaining power almost requires that we allow it to happen before -- before anybody is going to get serious about their negotiation. i agree. it's a terrible idea, but it's maybe a bad idea whose time has come. >> laura you say it's not next to happen. >> right. >> you say there's no debt crisis. how would you describe the 16 trillion debt. >> so what i would say, look, there were estimates out there at the beginning of the year we needed about $4 trillion to stabilize the debt-to-gdp ratio. we're about 60% of the way there. we do need additional revenue increases or spending cuts over the next decade, but let me emphasize. over the next decade. not at a moment in time when the economy has 7.9% unemployment and is operating under its capacity to the tune of maybe six percentage points below capacity. this is a terrible time to do what needs to be done, and it's also a terrible way to do it because it's like telling a business you have to cut ever
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
, so, it's a big story we're watching, as well. the pentagon, meantime, saying two ships will not be going to the persian gulf to save money, so, you'd think that would hurt shares of the defense stocks involved. nope. the uss truman and the uss gettiesburg both ships are staying put, yet shares of both companies moved up today. so did other defense names, except lockheed. goldman says, quote, we do not believe the market is materially pricing in the risk that sequestration will occur march 1st, melissa. >> you think in the dfx, just a few points away from its record high. >> yeah, and these stocks, jane mentioned lockheed martin, a tremendous run, up to 96. it's pulled back nine or ten, so, i'm still a big believer. general dynamics up a percent or so today. out of all of them today, i think lmt is the most interesting right here. >> jane? >> the ultimate sign of a housing recovery. barbie, the only blond older than i am, is seller her dreamhouse for $25 million on trulia. josh altman is her agent. the home covers 8,500 square feet, but that's a lie. i know this. it's on
Feb 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
he knows and doesn't know about the pentagon because he didn't know much. why are the democrats going to lay down for this? >> if i were the democrats and i'm looking at a republican whose foreign policy views are very popular with the likes of pat buchanan, might have some second thoughts about that. nice a guy as pat is, his foreign policy view ace little bit crazy. chuck hagel obviously holds some views, has empathies that are out of the mainstream of the republicans and democrats. we have two parts that agree on a very aggressive interventionist policy. >> besides president obama, i admit the president usually gets his own. i don't see anybody laying down for this guy. and i read today, okay, i read pretty your stuff. i read it from a lot of stuff. he is refusing to disclose his financials. particularly his foreign financials. i don't know how you get through under those circumstances. >> the democrats will support him. the more important issue for them is barack obama. barack obama is still the number one issue in politics today. and democrats need his support to win in 2014. so
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
to see you. i wanted to put this up. this is what's on the cover of "usa today." pentagon warns of huge cuts. when you think about what's going on in washington, right now, and you think about the sequester that may or may not happen, and you think about your history in washington, do you think that we will have the sequester? >> andrew, i don't know. i think it's a very complicated situation. i think we had a great opportunity and i actually thought there was some reasonable chance it might happen, which was to have a grand bargain that could have addressed what is really unsustainable and deeply dangerous long-term fiscal situation and i think if we had done that, not only would be useful for the long run but i think could have generated confidence in the shorter run and promote jobs now. now instead of that we have a happen has 5rd process. a sequester we're facing. it's a terrible piece of legislation. it arbitrarily cuts defense and nondefense without thoughtfully doing so. instead of being phased in so we'd have more room for recovery, it hits abruptly. and it's far, far from clea
Feb 11, 2013 6:00am EST
's not going to be any opportunity to cut pentagon spending in any serious way if you don't go over the cliff. so there is some stuff in there that i as a democrat don't like. but i think everybody's going to put something in the pot in order to balance the deficit. we did a lousy job in january on the tax side and i hope that -- i think it's better to go over the cliff than do a lousy job -- >> how many people do you know on your side of the field who actually agree with you? >> very few. look they're politicians. they want to spend as much money as they possibly can and they don't want to pay for it. >> who agrees with you? >> oh, i don't know. i bet -- oh, god, joe agrees with me. >> you forgot. the other thing, howard, and i'm just alluding to it, there will be no return to the bush era tax rates on anyone under $400,000? >> right. >> okay. so take that amount of money, whatever that is per year. how much do you need -- how many loopholes do you need to close? what is the marginal rate have to be on people above 400 to replace that potential revenue? it's 100%, isn't it? >> but i don't --
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